Sunday, July 27, 2008

Frugality

Here's a tip if you're trying to motivate yourself to save money. On a night when you'd really like to order something in think about what you want. You can decide which restaurant, even choose your dishes, go ahead and really debate the pros and cons. Then wait to order until you're so hungry that you can't wait for them to deliver that shit, no matter how tasty, and eat something you already have in the house.

For instance I am planning to order either some chicken korma or some massaman curry but in about 10 minutes I'm going to end up eating some healthy tuna salad on a tortilla.

Do you have any money saving tips you'd like to share with the group? They don't have to be totally insane like mine.

7 comments:

  1. Lots of beans and lots of pasta and lots of salad (but not the kind in the bag-too $$).

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  2. When I shop for clothes, I head for the back of the store for the sale racks. I save a ton of money this way! But, then again I have to because I spend so much on coffee.

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  3. I shop on eBay and Craig's List quite a bit. Not everything is cheap but you can still find some great bargains.

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  4. Saving your change at the end of each day really adds up. We take all our nickels, dimes, and pennies to Commerce Bank (free change counting!) and it usually adds up to about $100 per year in pocket change. Quarters are never included in our change kitty because we use those for laundry.

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  5. I am a crappy sale rack and Craigslist shopper. I know what I'm looking for but it's so much harder to find in a rack where everything is kind of thrown together. I'm flexing my muscles and trying to get better, though.

    Kath, I totally do that! Love Commerce Bank's coin counter, too.

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  6. Haha! I love this story! This is like the time when my husband and I got a baby sitter when my son was about 5, and drove off into the city without any plans. We couldnt' figure out what to do, so we drove around, and looked at various places but the lines were too long or there was no parking, so we ended up driving around and listening to music, and then going back home! it was still a good outing, and really cheap! Not that i'd recommend such foolishness.

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  7. Aw, g, that sounds like the nicest date ever! I used to babysit for a couple that went out for a date every Friday night. Some Fridays they only went down to the local park or beach and took a walk but they got out, just the two of them, every Friday night.

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